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Re: The elements to which unicode-bidi:isolate applies

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 02:06:18 -0700
Message-ID: <4CA05E8A.70607@inkedblade.net>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: public-i18n-bidi@w3.org, W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
On 09/26/2010 08:43 AM, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
 >  > The spec says
 >  >
 >  >  # User agents that support bidirectional text must apply the Unicode
 >  >  # bidirectional algorithm to every sequence of inline boxes
 >  >  # uninterrupted by a forced (bidi class B) line break or block boundary.
 >  >  # This sequence forms the "paragraph" unit in the bidirectional algorithm.
 >  >
 >  > In what way is this not sufficient to address your concerns?
 >
 > Taken by itself, it is perfectly explicit and sufficient.
 >
 > The problem is that the unicode-bidi:isolate spec is also perfectly
 > explicit and sufficient, and, it seems to me, conflicts with the above:
 >
 > for the purpose of bidi resolution in its containing
 > paragraph (if any), the [unicode-bidi:isolate] element itself is treated
 > as if it were an Object Replacement Character (U+FFFC).
 >
 > When both specs apply, I think it should be either implicitly obvious or
 > explicitly stated which one wins. I do not think it is implicitly
 > obvious, so I would like to state it explicitly.

I'm not seeing the conflict.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 27 September 2010 09:07:09 GMT

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